Director of Marketing
Nate was introduced to Zoar Outdoor as a novice kayak student when he was fifteen years old. His passion for the sport and love for the area led him to select a college in proximity to both. He joined the Zoar team in 2000 as he entered his first year in college and had the opportunity to work closely with the company’s founding members. During those early years, he learned invaluable lessons on how to create memorable experiences for guests in the outdoor industry and focused his studies on building upon those passions.
Upon completion of his coursework in marketing, communications, and finance, he went out to explore the world. He lived briefly in New York, then Boston working in corporate finance for several years. During one particularly frigid Boston winter he went on a tropical vacation where a once in a lifetime opportunity presented itself. Six months later he traded his suit and tie for shorts and flip flops and ended up spending a decade as the Captain of a sailing charter in the Spanish Virgin Islands.
During those ten years he visited the Berkshires often and always hoped to return ‘home’ more frequently. The pandemic was a bittersweet end to his time in the Caribbean and his return to Western Massachusetts and, ultimately, his return to Zoar. After all those years he found himself to be part of Zoar’s leadership team, whose mission and vision remains in alignment with the original founders.
Nate also manages the marketing department for Berkshire East Mountain Resort, our sister company across the river. Sometimes you can catch him paddling the Deerfield, trail running, or carving turns on the mountain.